Explore the Studio from home

The Wharton Esherick Museum is open for tours!

We missed sharing Esherick’s Studio with you since our closure began in March and are excited to welcome you back. The museum will be open to the general public for tours beginning September 17, and to WEM members beginning September 10.

All visitors (members too!) will need advance reservations.

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“If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing”  –Wharton Esherick

The Wharton Esherick Museum celebrates and preserves the legacy of American artist Wharton Esherick, who worked primarily in wood to create furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more.

A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there.

We invite you to visit the Museum through a guided experience for which reservations are required.


“A complete expression of one man’s intensely personal fusion of fine craftsmanship with the wild flights of the imagination.”

Anne d'Harnoncourt, former director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Fun, neat, creative, colorful, comfortable, smooth, flowing, exciting, cool, twisty, wavy, and extraordinary.”

Second graders describe their visit to the Wharton Esherick Museum
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Along with museums and businesses across the country and around the world, the Wharton Esherick Museum closed in mid-March and has suffered substantial financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Donate now and help us recover from these unexpected losses with creativity and resilience.

Thank you!

COVID-19 Studio Relief Fund